"LUV U LOTZ!!"
I use my shortbread cookie recipe (submitted: Dulce de Leche Filled Shortbread Cookies) but cut out hearts instead of circles. For one-half of the cut-out hearts, I cut the center out of a larger heart with a smaller heart-shaped cutter, so that you could see the yummy filling through the top cookie.
Recipe can be doubled! Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!!
- 2 c
- all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp
- 1 c
- (2 sticks) unsalted butter (not margarine) at room temperature
- 1/2 c
- confectioners' sugar
- 1 tsp
- pure vanilla extract (not artificial flavoring)
- 4 oz
- cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tbsp
- butter, softened
- 1/4 c
- confectioners’ sugar
- 1/3 c
- sifted, dry red velvet cake mix
- 1 tsp
- sifted cocoa powder
FOR THE FILLING:
In a larger bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the Vanilla Extract.
Flatten the dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill the dough for at least an hour, or until firm.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a lightly floured 1-1/2 or 2 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut dough; then take a smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut a heart in the middle of each heart.
Cool on a cooling rack. Makes 18-24 unfilled cookies.
Mix well, until creamy.
If desired, you can sift Confectioners' Sugar over cookies; or decorate with Sprinkles, or colored decorating sugar.